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2021 Diversity Scholarship recipients head to school

Published September 15, 2021

2021 Diversity Scholarship recipients head to school

Every year, CHF Canada awards scholarships to young members of housing co-ops in Manitoba, Southwestern Ontario and the Atlantic provinces to pursue post-secondary studies.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Dimah Abdulkareem from Old Grace Housing Co-op in Winnipeg. Dimah is attending Assiniboine College for Social Work.
  • Emma Yeats from Needham Housing Co-op in Halifax is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree at St. Francis Xavier University.

Unfortunately, there were no new recipients from Southwestern Ontario this year, but we continue to support four recipients from previous years.

In an effort to be more inclusive, this year we’ve added a limited number of training scholarships for housing co-op leaders who are actively involved and promoting diversity in their community. The training scholarships aim to improve the skills of members who want to better serve their housing co-operative. The recipients are:

  • Dylan Backus from Westboine Housing Co-op in Winnipeg who is studying social media and web marketing.
  • Carolyn Conrad from Longhouse Co-op in Halifax who is working towards an Indigenous Studies Certificate.

In 2021, a total of 42 scholarships were awarded by the six regional federations and three CHF Canada regions involved in the Diversity Scholarship Program. To date, close to 500 co-op housing members across Canada have received a scholarship.

We would like to thank The Co-operators, Assiniboine Credit Union, Westboine Park Housing Co-operative, Village Canadien Housing Co-operative, the Zock Group, the Community Housing Management Network, Bluenose Engineering, Prentice Yates and Clark, the Community Housing Transformation Centre, EncasaAlterna Credit Union, and IRC Group for their generous contributions.

We will be opening the online application process for 2022 scholarships in late spring next year. Stay tuned for profiles of the 2021 scholarship recipients this fall.

See links below for scholarship recipients from each regional federation:

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